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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:00:03 -0500
Joyce S. Dubensky and Azza Karam discuss the role of peacemakers in conflict resolution.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:27:44 -0500
U.S. leadership in the UNHRC can advance U.S. interests and lessen anti-Israel bias while supporting measures to avert and de-escalate human rights crises.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:10:59 -0500
The world has just experienced a watershed year for populist politics, with antiestablishment challengers winning elections and illiberal regimes modeling an alternative, says expert Yascha Mounk.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 10:45:12 -0500
It’s time to start setting priorities for the coming year of war and conflict, states Micah Zenko.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:56:29 -0500
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings, raising human rights concerns, says expert John Gershman in this interview.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:24:21 -0500
CFR's Steven Cook meets with Cathy Gilsinan of The Atlantic to provide some background on the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Ankara.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:54:12 -0500
"The duty to prevent and halt genocide and mass atrocities lies first and foremost with the State, but the international community has a role that cannot be blocked by the invocation of sovereignty."
The United Nations said that in 2005 about its "responsibility to protect." It's the concept that "if a State is manifestly failing to protect its populations, the international community must be prepared to take collective action to protect populations."
And here is what UN officials said this week when describing what is happening in Syria: "A complete meltdown of humanity in Aleppo."
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:49:42 -0500
The Middle East will not find peace so long as President Bashar al-Assad rules over a truncated Syria, writes CFR’s Ray Takeyh. Assad’s victory over the rebels in Aleppo will not result in stability for the rest of the country or the region.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:00:27 -0500
Robert D. Blackwill and Philip H. Gordon discuss what the U.S. and Israeli governments can do to reframe and revive the countries’ relationship.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:32:26 -0500
The Arab world's stirring for political change in 2011 failed dramatically, but support for building democratic institutions still represents one of the region's best hopes for reform, writes CFR's Elliott Abrams.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:30:49 -0500
A serious military confrontation between Russia and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member state or a severe crisis in North Korea are among top international concerns for 2017 cited by a new survey of experts. The Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) ninth annual Preventive Priorities Survey identified seven top potential flashpoints for the United States in the year ahead.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:07:58 -0500
The greatest unknown for U.S. interests in the world might be the United States itself, writes Uri Friedman at the Atlantic.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:01:20 -0500
Experts discuss the role faith-based organizations have taken during the refugee crisis and the challenges of aiding and resettling refugees in the United States and abroad.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:13:15 -0500
The Center for Preventive Action's annual Preventive Priorities Survey (PPS) evaluates ongoing and potential conflicts based on their likelihood of occurring in the coming year and their impact on U.S. interests. The PPS aims to help the U.S. policymaking community prioritize competing conflict prevention and mitigation demands.
View the accompanying online interactive: CPA's Global Conflict Tracker
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:06:09 -0500
There are important lessons for the incoming Trump administration on Iran they can learn from their predecessors, argues CFR’s Ray Takeyh. They should recognize that the Islamic Republic is a unitary nation-state purged of reformers, that it is susceptible to a threat of force, and that Iran is not interested in normalizing relations with the United States.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:03:33 -0500
This session addresses strategies to counter violent extremism by capitalizing on the contributions of women.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:01:19 -0500
This session examines the devastating use of sexual violence against civilians by armed factions and extremist groups.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:30:37 -0500
Robert P. Jones discusses race, religion, and partisanship in the United States in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:29:34 -0400
Partitioning Syria under a weak federal structure with a massive Western force to enforce a power-sharing agreement is the only real option the United States and its allies has for solving the Syrian conflict, writes CFR’s Ray Takeyh.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:08:31 -0400
Famous Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei discusses art, politics, human rights, and China's future.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:04:37 -0400
For the first time ever, the United States abstained in the annual United Nations General Assembly vote to condemn the U.S. embargo of Cuba. The vote was bad enough; the explanation of vote offered by our envoy at the UN was in many ways even worse. Elliott Abrams explains the problem in National Review.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:00:46 -0400
Daisy Khan discusses community efforts to combat extremism and Islamophobia in the United States.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:39:49 -0400
The growing rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran will likely shape the Middle East for many years, and possibly even decades, to come
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:28:42 -0400
A growing body of research suggests that standard peace and security processes routinely overlook a critical strategy that could reduce conflict and advance stability: the inclusion of women.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:08:18 -0400
Southern Thailand has faced a brutal insurgency since 2001. Today, there is a chance the insurgency will be infiltrated by ISIS, which has recruited over one thousand Southeast Asians.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:00:39 -0400
The assumptions held by those advocating military action in Syria are weak, writes CFR’s Steven A. Cook. Military punitive measures are not likely to make Russia, Iran, the Syrian regime, or militant forces back down from their current stances, either on the battlefield or in negotiations.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:22:15 -0400
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of October 10–14, 2016.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:54:25 -0400
Experts discuss Colombia’s failed peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and its implications for the country’s future.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:26:28 -0400
While increased U.S. military action in Syria may be favored by numerous policymakers, the Obama administration remains unwilling to sanction further intervention. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon writes that “The Obama White House has long argued that it was elected to end wars in the Middle East, not to escalate them…” but meanwhile, Aleppo remains “full of carnage and bunker-busting munitions with rockets falling on children and no hope of escape for anyone.”
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:14:12 -0400
Many experts and policymakers had predicted the humanitarian catastrophe that is underway in Aleppo, but no one is willing to intervene. “There is nothing either timely or decisive about the world’s approach to Syria, which has become the theater in which global and regional actors pursue their own goals,” writes Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.